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Species: Evermannia erici, Eric's goby

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translucent, sparse black dots
D IV + I, 15
D edge black
C: top border & lower 1/3 dark
shoulder: 1 flap
A: clear base, black stripe, white margin
few scales

Evermannia erici Bussing, 1983

Eric's goby

Body slender, elongate; head long, depressed; 1 pore between eyes; papillae on cheek and gill cover; top jaw extends well past eye; dorsal fin IV (1st  spine not elongate in male) + I, 15; anal 13 rays; 1 long flexible skin flap on shoulder in front of base of pectoral fin; tail fin long, rounded; scales - smooth, few, minute, imbedded, non-overlapping.

Translucent, sparse black dots on head and upper body; tail fin - top border and lower 1/3 dark; anal fin - base clear, a medial black band, white margin; dorsal fin - tips of spines black, soft part clear, with outer 3/4 of rays black.

Size: 3 cm.

Habitat: intertidal sandy beaches, in burrows.

Depth: 0-4 m.

Costa Rica.

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  • Brackish
  • Non Marine
  • Inshore
  • Inshore Only
Water Column Position
  • Bottom only
  • Bottom
  • Soft bottom only
  • Estuary
  • Sand & gravel
  • Soft bottom (mud/sand/gravel/beach/estuary/mangrove/seagrass)
FishBase Habitat
  • Demersal
Feeding Group
  • No Data
  • Carnivore
  • Mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs)
  • No Data
  • Mobile benthic worms
  • Mobile benthic gastropods/bivalves
Egg Type
  • Pelagic larva
  • Benthic
  • No data
Global Endemism
  • All species
  • East Pacific endemic
  • Tropical Eastern Pacific (TEP) endemic
Regional Endemism
  • Continental TEP endemic
  • Panamic province endemic
  • TEP endemic
  • All species
  • Continent
  • Continent only
  • Resident
Climate Zone
  • Equatorial (Costa Rica to Ecuador + Galapagos, Clipperton, Cocos, Malpelo)
IUCN Red List
  • Listed
  • Data deficient
  • Not listed
Depth Range Max
  • 4
Depth Range Min
  • 0
Length Max
  • 3